To help EOS see and understand what Hadley calls “a ton of data,” Tableau provided software, training, and financial support. InterWorks, a longtime Tableau partner, provided pro-bono product training. And Tableau Zen Masters helped create dashboards to track progress.
These customized dashboards have enabled EOS to explore data at not only the system-wide level, but also the school level and the student level. This new perspective has allowed EOS to embrace a more targeted approach.
“The impact was dramatic. That’s why we feel good about completely redoing the way we do analytics,” Hadley said. “Every school is really unique. Our standard analysis didn’t always fit.”
EOS has added survey data to identify each school’s needs beyond test scores, including what Hadley calls “academic tenacity characteristics”—things like grit and a sense of belonging.
"This is going to help EOS and analytics to the next level,” Hadley said.